nearly related

Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
For it should be remembered that the competition will generally be most severe between those forms which are most nearly related to each other in habits, constitution, and structure.
The original species of our genus were supposed to resemble each other in unequal degrees, as is so generally the case in nature; species (A) being more nearly related to B, C, and D, than to the other species; and species (I) more to G, H, K, L, than to the others.
Besides, those who contrive this plan of community cannot easily avoid the following evils; namely, blows, murders involuntary or voluntary, quarrels, and reproaches, all which it would be impious indeed to be guilty of towards our fathers and mothers, or those who are nearly related to us; though not to those who are not connected to us by any tie of affinity: and certainly these mischiefs must necessarily happen oftener amongst those who do not know how they are connected to each other than those who do; and when they do happen, if it is among the first of these, they admit of a legal expiation, but amongst the latter that cannot be done.
There was a great lord at court, nearly related to the king, and for that reason alone used with respect.
Of secondary substances, the species is more truly substance than the genus, being more nearly related to primary substance.
It was not, after all, strange that the white man's ways should have been so much more nearly related to those of the beasts than were the savage blacks.
But though these two were in consanguinity so nearly related, they were in their dispositions almost the opposites to each other.
I saw, also, among these people a hen without feathers, but bigger than a camel; instead of flesh and bone she had iron and brick; her blood, like that of the horse, (to whom, in fact, she was nearly related,) was boiling water; and like him she ate nothing but wood or black stones.
There is one I know of, who is nearly related to you, and who doesn't deserve what you have said of the rest of them.
To begin with, though nearly related, she scarcely remembered them; to go on with, they were elderly people, and finally, as her father's daughter she must be in some sort prepared to entertain them.
They were talking about Lord Lowborough and his delectable lady, the cause of whose sudden departure is no secret amongst them; and her character is so well known to them all, that, nearly related to me as she is, I could not attempt to defend it.
She declared that the supposed Anne Catherick was nearly related to her, that she had been placed in the Asylum under a fatal mistake, and that the nurse would be doing a good and a Christian action in being the means of restoring them to one another.